Morning Prayer for Friday in the 2nd week of Advent or St. Juan Diego, Hm

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week II, 920

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week II, 884

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week II, 824

Morning Prayer for Thursday in Ordinary Time

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.


Now that the daylight fills the sky,
We lift our hearts to God on high,
That he, in all we do or say,
Would keep us free from harm today.

Would guard our hearts and tongues from strife;
From anger's din would hide our life;
From all ill sights would turn our eyes,
Would close our ears to vanities;

Would keep our inmost conscience pure;
Our souls from folly would secure;
Would bid us check the pride of sense
With due and holy abstinence.

So we, when this new day is gone,
And night in turn is drawing on,
With conscience by the world unstained
Shall praise his name for vict'ry gained.

All laud to God the Father be;
All praise, eternal Son, to thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete. Amen.

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Ant. 1 Stir up your mighty power, Lord; come to our aid.

Psalm 80
Lord, come, take care of your vineyard

Come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20).

O shepherd of Israel, hear us,
you who lead Joseph’s flock,
shine forth from your cherubim throne
upon Ephraim, Benjamin, Manasseh.
O Lord, rouse up your might,
O Lord, come to our help.

God of hosts, bring us back;
let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

Lord God of hosts, how long
will you frown on your people’s plea?
You have fed them with tears for their bread,
an abundance of tears for their drink.
You have made us the taunt of our neighbors,
our enemies laugh us to scorn.

God of hosts, bring us back;
let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

You brought a vine out of Egypt;
to plant it you drove out the nations.
Before it you cleared the ground;
it took root and spread through the land.

The mountains were covered with its shadow,
the cedars of God with its boughs.
It stretched out its branches to the sea,
to the Great River it stretched out its shoots.

Then why have you broken down its walls?
It is plucked by all who pass by.
It is ravaged by the boar of the forest,
devoured by the beasts of the field.

God of hosts, turn again, we implore,
look down from heaven and see.
Visit this vine and protect it,
the vine your right hand has planted.
Men have burnt it with fire and destroyed it.
May they perish at the frown of your face.

May your hand be on the man you have chosen,
the man you have given your strength.
And we shall never forsake you again:
give us life that we may call upon your name.

God of hosts, bring us back;
let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Lord God, eternal shepherd, you so tend the vineyard you planted that now it extends its branches even to the farthest coast. Look down on your Church and come to us. Help us remain in your Son as branches on the vine, that, planted firmly in your love, we may testify before the whole world to your great power working everywhere.

Ant. Stir up your mighty power, Lord; come to our aid.

Ant. 2 The Lord has worked marvels for us; make it known to the ends of the world.

Canticle — Isaiah 12:1-6
Joy of God’s ransomed people

If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink (John 7:37).

I give you thanks, O Lord;
though you have been angry with me,
your anger has abated, and you have consoled me.

God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the Lord,
and he has been my savior.

With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation, and say on that day:
Give thanks to the Lord, acclaim his name;
among the nations make known his deeds,
proclaim how exalted is his name.

Sing praise to the Lord for his glorious achievement;
let this be known throughout all the earth.

Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,
for great in your midst
is the Holy One of Israel!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The Lord has worked marvels for us; make it known to the ends of the world.

Ant. 3 Ring out your joy to God our strength.

Psalm 81
Solemn renewal of the Covenant

See that no one among you has a faithless heart (Hebrews 3:12).

Ring out your joy to God our strength,
shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.

Raise a song and sound the timbrel,
the sweet-sounding harp and the lute,
blow the trumpet at the new moon,
when the moon is full, on our feast.

For this is Israel’s law,
a command of the God of Jacob.
He imposed it as a rule on Joseph,
when he went out against the land of Egypt.

A voice I did not know said to me:
“I freed your shoulder from the burden;
your hands were freed from the load.
You called in distress and I saved you.

I answered, concealed in the storm cloud,
at the waters of Meribah I tested you.
Listen, my people, to my warning,
O Israel, if only you would heed!

Let there be no foreign god among you,
no worship of an alien god.
I am the Lord your God,
who brought you from the land of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

But my people did not heed my voice
and Israel would not obey,
so I left them in their stubbornness of heart
to follow their own designs.

O that my people would heed me,
that Israel would walk in my ways!
At once I would subdue their foes,
turn my hand against their enemies.

The Lord’s enemies would cringe at their feet
and their subjection would last forever.
But Israel I would feed with finest wheat
and fill them with honey from the rock.”

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Lord God, open our mouths to proclaim your glory. Help us to leave sin behind and to rejoice in professing your name.

Ant. Ring out your joy to God our strength.

READING Romans 14:17-19

The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating or drinking, but of justice, peace, and the joy that is given by the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ in this way pleases God and wins the esteem of men. Let us, then, make it our aim to work for peace and to strengthen one another.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.


In the early hours of the morning, I think of you, O Lord.
In the early hours of the morning, I think of you, O Lord.

Always you are there to help me.
I think of you, O Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
In the early hours of the morning, I think of you, O Lord.


Ant. Give your people knowledge of salvation, Lord, and forgive us our sins.

Luke 1:68-79
The Messiah and his forerunner

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.

He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Give your people knowledge of salvation, Lord, and forgive us our sins.


Blessed be God, our Father, who protects his children and never spurns their prayers. Let us humbly implore him:
Enlighten us, Lord.

We thank you, Lord, for enlightening us through your Son,
fill us with his light throughout the day.
Enlighten us, Lord.

Let your wisdom lead us today, Lord,
that we may walk in the newness of life.
Enlighten us, Lord.

May we bear hardships with courage for your name’s sake,
and be generous in serving you.
Enlighten us, Lord.

Direct our thoughts, feelings and actions this day,
help us to follow your providential guidance.
Enlighten us, Lord.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Concluding Prayer

true light and source of all light,
listen to our morning prayer.
Turn our thoughts to what is holy
and may we ever live in the light of your love.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.


May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

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175 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. O Lord God full of love ❤️ & compassion obtain for me health of body & soul by your all powerful prayers to your Divince Son, Jesus Christ.All I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

  2. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. Praying for healing, hope and peace for all who are struggling with fear and despair. God is with you. Fight the good fight. Prayers today for all.
    Your sister in Christ. Mary

  3. Prayers for conversion in family. Also prayers for myself for relief from severe shingle nerve pain I have had for over 4 years. GOD WILLING.

  4. For safe travels for our friend Myrna driving for 4 hours back to her .

    For a peaceful resolution to the war in Ukraine.

    For peace and comfort for our family in the loss of a loved one.

    For all who have asked for our prayers and their intentions.

  5. St. Ephrem pray for us. I pray for an end of this coronavirus. I pray for the victims of St. Francis Xavier in Nigeria, and I pray for the victims of Uvalde, Texas in Jesus’s name. Origen spoke to me this morning in the Office of Readings on his explantation of the book of Joshua.

  6. O Lord God help me to strongly believe & trust in your unceasing love. Remain in me always & inspire me to dedicate my whole life to your service & glory. We love ❤️ you forever. Amen

  7. Your prayers are needed for a 11year old boy. His mother anxiously prays and believes that her son would be healed of his mental inbalance.

    • I am calling on the intercession of the Servant of God, Irving Houle, who had a healing ministry during his life. Irving had the wounds of Christ in his hands.

  8. Dear Lord Jesus, I lift up to you all who are sick or are facing health issues including myself. Grant your healing power & mercy on us, O Lord thru the intercession of Mary & Joseph, amen!

    • God loves you. Offer your pains for the sins of our world and the conversion of our leaders for them to serve the people with love rather than control and hate, and unity rather than divide. Oh lord hear our prayer and take care of Bernadette.

  9. I will be praying for all the prayer request each day
    I would like to add one of my own, Please pray for a certain teen age girl that she will be able to overcome her drug problem. ang get the proper advice from a councilor.
    May GOD touch these persons with His Love, mercy the grace to accept what is best for them and that they Accept our Almighty GOD as our Savior.
    May GOD guide these persons in the right direction and hopefully their friends will support them in their decisions.
    May GOD Bless them with His LOVE .
    Deacon Don

  10. Lord Jesus Christ do not allow us to turn our back to you. Save us on our journey on earth, no matter the hardships we may meet sustain us in faith and trust in you Amen.

  11. PRAYER REQUEST: Please pray for Leota,who is not walking with God now. Please pray that she returns to our Father and our Lord Jesus, our time grows short…. Thank you

  12. Good morning Lord Jesus my savior, good morning Mary my mother. Keep me away from sin today, Keep me away from sin forever. Thank you Lord for the gift of this new day and for the gift of our lives. Bless us and be with us as we go through this day. Guard and guide us in all we do. Protect us as we drive along the way and may we be successful this day. Amen

  13. PRAYER REQUEST: Would you please pray for my wife and me for guidance with regard to the Church? For many years, we have earnestly sought to know whether we should come into the Catholic Church. I am an Anglican priest.

    I do want to add that the Divine Office Catholic Ministry has been a great blessing to us for a good number of years.

    Thank you, my brothers and sisters.

    Fr. Rodney

    • I have and will pray for you. Clearly you will discern well. However you choose, God will be with you. And that’s the most important thing.

    • Father Rodney,

      You may want o look into Bishop Robert Barron’s videos on YouTube as he describes our faith in Christ and our Catholic Church with great detail, depth and insight.

    • Baptized into the Catholic Church but barred from attending until my teen years, I remember standing at the door and feeling myself being pulled in. So, my suggestion is to go to a Catholic Church when it is quiet and sit there with the Lord. What I didn’t realize on that long ago day was that HE was there, in the Eucharist, waiting for me. God bless you and your wife, my prayers are with you.

    • Fr. Rodney, may I suggest you and your wife watch a few episodes of the Journey Home with Marcus Grodi. Yes I will pray for both of you.

    • I would very HIGHLY recommend you speak with Fr. Gregory Elder! He is a former Anglican priest who is married and came into the Catholic church as a priest several years ago. He is a former history professor also, so he will have the best answer to any of your questions, I am sure. He is a priest here in the Diocese of San Bernardino, California. Look for him on Facebook at Gregory Elder. His profile picture is a cat. He is also on Twitter @fatherelder. Hopefully we can welcome you into the Catholic Church in the near future Father!

    • Fr. Rodney,
      Each day I pray for the Catholic priests that have converted to the Catholic Church. You have given me another group for which I should pray. Those of other religions who are thinking about their possible call to conversion. You may want to go to the local diocese office and talk to someone there about your concerns. They maybe able to help you. Whatever you decide, you are in my prayers.

    • As I was saying my prayers today, I had another suggestion for you. When you check with you local Catholic diocese, see if they are able to put you in personal contact with a Catholic priest who has converted th Catholicism.

    • A prayer to the Holy Spirit (by Cardinal Mercier)

      Oh Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me. Let me only know Your Will.

  14. Surround us Lord Jesus with Your Holy Spirit. Bless our home, our joys and sufferings. I dedicate to you each member of my family and the rest of the whole world. Send your love and mercy. We thank you Lord God, our Heavenly Father through Jesu Christ. Amen.

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